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  1. Comment on Today’s Firefox release aims to reduce your online annoyances in ~tech

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    Yes they use it, but I thought that was a binary format, aren't they? I will check tomorrow but I doubt it.

    Yes they use it, but I thought that was a binary format, aren't they? I will check tomorrow but I doubt it.

  2. Comment on Today’s Firefox release aims to reduce your online annoyances in ~tech

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    Uh-oh.. I used to check those in to a git repo that I used for my firefox profile. Looks like I will have to rely on backups instead from now on.

    Improved experience for extension users – Previously, extensions stored their settings in individual files (commonly referred to as a JSON file) which took some time to load a page. We made changes so that the extensions now store their settings in a Firefox database. This makes it faster to get you to the sites you want to visit.

    Uh-oh.. I used to check those in to a git repo that I used for my firefox profile. Looks like I will have to rely on backups instead from now on.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What's your opinion on Accelerationism? in ~talk

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    From what I've gained since yesterday, I think this is typical misconception of those who don't really think deeply on these topics and who has not really experienced a real political or...

    From what I've gained since yesterday, I think this is typical misconception of those who don't really think deeply on these topics and who has not really experienced a real political or governmental fuck up (Trump is nothing, when compared to what's available for observing in many other countries, on all continents). As someone who is from a country that is the textbook example of how to fuck up, I think the supporters of such ideals ignore and/or downplay the huge human cost of such political set up that the people of the country has to suffer through up until any result, if at all possible, is obtained.

    Personally, I'd take a centerist liberal equilibrium over anything else.

  4. Comment on Would you go to Mars? in ~talk

  5. Comment on Would you go to Mars? in ~talk

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    Never. Edit: I meant not until it's safe, this exclamative sentence does not relly convey that, sorry. I was really interested in astronomy as a kid, but it's been quite a while since then and...

    Never. Edit: I meant not until it's safe, this exclamative sentence does not relly convey that, sorry.

    I was really interested in astronomy as a kid, but it's been quite a while since then and I've forgotten lots and lots of stuff. But I don't think that it's possible that any significant colonisation of Mars is possible. I will be the first to admit that I'm not knowledgeable enough to contribute to that discussion tho. So let me assume that it's possible.

    Being among the first to go to Mars would probably be a very troublesome and stressful experience. You would have to be the ones that has to live through everything and nobody has nor ever had any experience about how to overcome the difficulties you'd face. We can only imagine them at this point. It'd probably take decades or even some generations to make living on Mars a bearable thing, manageable enough that one could do something that is not related to survival, like any sort of leisure or random socialising or art etc.

    So I'd rather go late or watch it from Earth and gossip about it. Over yonder, I'd be burnt out emotionally pretty soon, under all that stress.

    5 votes
  6. Comment on Is fanart fluff? Could something be done to make it not fluff if so? in ~tildes

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    I didn't know what fan art was prior to reading this, so I'm speaking based on this sentence from Wikipedia: OC or not, I think it has a home in ~creative, and maybe in ~music and ~anime (a group...

    I didn't know what fan art was prior to reading this, so I'm speaking based on this sentence from Wikipedia:

    Fan art is artwork created by fans of a work of fiction and derived from a series character or other aspect of that work.

    OC or not, I think it has a home in ~creative, and maybe in ~music and ~anime (a group I don't frequent so take my view on it w/ a grain of salt), iff it could generate some discussion. I think the distinction of appreciation vs. discussion is key to Tildes: stuff like /r/aww or /r/funny are for appreciation---and that is what I think the community means by the term fluff---, whereas Tildes is for discussion. If you think it could generate discussion, then it should be fine IMO.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    This whole thing is an emotional response to a logical argument, and in a debate that requires logic. You are also actively misrepresenting my words. I will not continue engaging with this debate...

    This whole thing is an emotional response to a logical argument, and in a debate that requires logic. You are also actively misrepresenting my words. I will not continue engaging with this debate given you brought it here.

    But:

    1. You told me you were atheist, and now you tell me you are irreligious. Fine. This does not mean that you (or I, that I'm irreligious too) are free of all forms of dogma. Whether or not you are under the influence of any dogma is a debate I don't want to continue.

    2. I have only debated your stance. But you're making guesses about what I think and what I can or can not understand, that is ad hominem and offensive.

    3. Specifically, when you say

    If you don't feel a moral burden when you end a life, or a potential for a life, I have no words for you.

    This is a horrible abhorrent accusation and I condemn you for that. That is a horrible sentence that you put in my mouth that I never even implied, and you should feel shame for that.

    Also, this is eerily similar to the Onan argument (also, this). "The potential for life" means nothing. Non-reproductive intercourse, masturbation, ejaculation during sleep, menstruation, and even eating a fruit is murder with such argument.

    Then again, you were in favour of late-term abortions, so this doesn't surprise me.

    I am not in favour of them. But I also think that, given its not my body, I don't get to decide. Or, if I was a woman, I'd only get to decide for my own case. I love babies as much as the next guy, but we can't decide on these stuff with our emotions.

    Also, this is a mostly philosophical discussion on this topic, at least the part that I'm engaging. IRL, there should definitely be precautions and education that ensures that if an abortion is going to happen, unless it is really needed, it happens earlier during the pregnancy. It is more logical for the women too: if one got to seven or even six months, despite all the troubles and the pain a pregnancy causes, it is not really likely that such a person will want to terminate their pregnancy. And there are "subtler" cases that need to be handled, like gender-discriminatory abortions (I had read [via Tildes] an article where some parents were requesting abortions because they were going to have girls, but they wanted boys).

    Regardless, the option should be there. The fact is that an unborn baby is in someone's body, and that someone should be able to decide what to do with the baby while the baby is in there.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    They are religious and they don't want to live in a "sinful" community. They also fear their kids and loved ones having access to these things, abortion or otherwise. This is why I called this...

    They are religious and they don't want to live in a "sinful" community. They also fear their kids and loved ones having access to these things, abortion or otherwise. This is why I called this selfish in another comment. Allowing people do whatever they want is not an option for them because they want to control others and to not have to repent whay they've blocked themselves off of because religion.

  9. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    I think "living in someone else's body" is quite a good line between a human baby and a life form that could become one. A baby that is born can be adopted by someone else, and may no longer cause...

    I think "living in someone else's body" is quite a good line between a human baby and a life form that could become one. A baby that is born can be adopted by someone else, and may no longer cause the mom any physiological harm, like poisoning, pain, or complications during birth.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

    cadadr Link Parent
    Also a choice to not be raped, a choice to never be too drunk to have made a mistake, a choice to never have a condom pop, a choice to a contraceptive method to never fail on you. Personally I...
    • Exemplary

    Also a choice to not be raped, a choice to never be too drunk to have made a mistake, a choice to never have a condom pop, a choice to a contraceptive method to never fail on you.

    Personally I don't care if a fetus is viable or not. One's life starts at birth. Before that, the baby is living inside the mother, as a part of her. Up until the baby is born, abortion is a right. At least logically. Yes I share the gut reaction to a 6 or 8 months old fetus being aborted, but that reaction does not mean anything.

    Having born a child and putting it up for abortion is not better, both for the child and for the parents. The parents have to face a huge moral choice and live with it all their lives no matter what option. The kid has to start its life in this negative situation which is never easy.

    But ultimately, none of these matter. It should be up to the mother to decide if she wants to bear a kid or not, up until birth. Her life is a human life too. And she lacks the gift of not remembering anything, whereas the baby in the womb will not remember anything ever, it won't have a conscience to deal with forever, and a hostile society that will shame it with their ignorance, especially w.r.t. reproductive health and sexually abusive behaviour.

    Your stance is based on the dogma that life of an individual starts when lifelike biological phenomenon starts. It is ignorant in that it assumes contraception is 100% effective and pregnancies only happen out of consensual sex; and that being born as an unwanted kid is somehow better than never being born. It is cruel because it puts the burden of a mistake or an unfortunate event on the victims. It is religious in that, while you day you are an atheist, the argument is based on religious beliefs. That you are an atheist does not preclude that you won't have supertitious beliefs. And you view is self-centered if not selfish in that you propose some vague models as a valid reason to deny parents choice, just because you feel a moral burden when they do choose what you don't want them to.

    9 votes
  11. Comment on r/Piracy receives official warning from Reddit Legal about 74 copyright infringements in ~tech

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    Reddit has a very different user base than twitter or facebook: majority is totally anonymous accounts. And I don't think many people use reddit for events or contact with friends and relatives....

    Reddit has a very different user base than twitter or facebook: majority is totally anonymous accounts. And I don't think many people use reddit for events or contact with friends and relatives. This makes it so easy to say "fuck reddit" and stop using it.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on IMO, Trump 2020 is better than a non-progressive Democrat in ~talk

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    That is what many thought about Erdogan 2002-2008. Trump is just an orange Erdogan. With him, you are living through what Turkey did back when AKP was first elected. So many similarities....

    That is what many thought about Erdogan 2002-2008.

    Trump is just an orange Erdogan. With him, you are living through what Turkey did back when AKP was first elected. So many similarities. Especially the bureaucratic battle vs. the government. Should the short sighted priviledged folks who voted Erdogan b/c "he is a conservative from an Islamist background, but his policies are liberal, he is bringing real free market and personal freedom" understood that, even tho their reasoning was correct for that time period, this kind of movement will switch gears as soon as they get powerful enough, we would be living in a very different Turkey today.

    Your reasoning is the same. And what Trump is doing is the same. You will repent it if you vote him because of this reasoning.

    17 votes
  13. Comment on Tildes mobile app in ~tildes

    cadadr Link Parent
    In what way do they get in your way? How? Almost all apps I use are no better than any web app. This is highly subjective if not just incorrect, no?

    But when you have maybe three sites you frequent and don't want all of your other tabs getting in the way

    In what way do they get in your way?

    Moreover, mobile apps often make for a more efficient use of screen real estate.

    How? Almost all apps I use are no better than any web app. This is highly subjective if not just incorrect, no?

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

  15. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

    cadadr Link Parent
    Nope. Maybe things are different on my side because I live in a Muslim majority country, but I believe these people are driven with one major thing: fucking selfishness. Let me explain: it is not...

    That's because they're not pro-life. That is and always has been a misnomer. They're against a woman's right to choose.

    Nope. Maybe things are different on my side because I live in a Muslim majority country, but I believe these people are driven with one major thing: fucking selfishness.

    Let me explain: it is not about the rights of women or the life of the unborn (I don't believe the unborn has a life, but whatever). It is about sins and afterlife. They mainly want two things (and this extends to things like homophobia): (1) they worry the "sins" of others will cause them trouble in the afterlife and (2) they don't want their family members, especially kids, to be homosexual or have pre-marital sex, or do other fun stuff, possibly because they are jealous given they've lived under a rock because they believe in some story written in a book and thus avoided all the fun stuff. Now, because they didn't have it, and they can't have it, they subconsciously want that nobody have it.

    I believe all the fury is about this. Hating on those who don't stay virgins outside wedlock is more (2), hating on abortion or the LGBTQ+ is more (1). They don't want to go to hell, and they are jealous when other people have things that they themselves denied themselves because religion.

    11 votes
  16. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

    cadadr (edited ) Link Parent
    Glad you like it! I have tried almost anything under the sun. i3 is better than xmonad, stumpwm and dwm---IMHO---because it is easy to configure it for the general case, but when you need more...

    Glad you like it!

    I have tried almost anything under the sun. i3 is better than xmonad, stumpwm and dwm---IMHO---because it is easy to configure it for the general case, but when you need more than that, it has ways to do that too, and the two are clearly separated. Needing to learn Haskell, StumpWM (edit: I meant...) Common Lisp and C respectively just to configure your window manager is an overkill. I still haven't needed to use i3-msg API, and the declarative config still cuts it for me, so I can ignore the API. With those others, you can't ignore the advanced API.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Kurzgesagt's "Trust" video may have been a preemptive move to avoid criticism. in ~misc

    cadadr Link Parent
    Nope, just literature. And contains non-English and Non-American stuff like Dante, Homer, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    Nope, just literature. And contains non-English and Non-American stuff like Dante, Homer, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are you reading these days? #15 in ~books

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    You could go to libraries, if available where you live. This book, Flowers for Algernon, is one of those that appear most frequently in these threads. If I counted (I intend to do some stats for...

    You could go to libraries, if available where you live.

    This book, Flowers for Algernon, is one of those that appear most frequently in these threads. If I counted (I intend to do some stats for the second thread of May or the first one of June, but no promises), it would probably be the top one, or contend with a couple other books I know the name of but can't remember now.

    And only now did I give the Wiki page on it a look. Looks quite interesting indeed, I'm considering buying a translation now. Thanks!

    2 votes
  19. Comment on Which OS do you use and how does it look? in ~comp

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    I run Debian Testing with i3 desktop, fairly simple setup. I can't add a screenshot because trying to deal with a failing hard drive and working on it on the virtual console. But it is i3 with one...

    I run Debian Testing with i3 desktop, fairly simple setup. I can't add a screenshot because trying to deal with a failing hard drive and working on it on the virtual console. But it is i3 with one white bar at the bottom, simple i3status with load, battery, wifi and time info. The colours are mostly black and gray on white. I like light backgrounds. Don't have a wallpaper b/c almost never see it anyways.

    My i3 key setup is quite deviant, inspired by Emacs. I use F-keys and Super exclusively for window management. The tabbed / stacked layouts are quite handy. Most of the time tho I have Emacs on the first desktop and Firefox on the second, and that is it. One fun bit is that because I use shells in emacs and don't open a terminal emulator often, I bound $mod+Return to "emacsclient -c" which opens a new client frame.

    I started getting print_req_errors and io_errors yesterday from my backups partition, so now I am making a backup to an USB. I will have to get a fresh harddisk I guess.

    Edit: Now that I can mount my FS rw again, here is a screenshot: https://gkayaalp.com/img/scr3.png

    3 votes
  20. Comment on How did/do you fund your graduate education? in ~life

    cadadr Link Parent
    Hey, good luck with that!

    Hey, good luck with that!

    1 vote